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Streetmix: A new app lets you reimagine and redesign your city's streets

Streetmix: A new app lets you reimagine and redesign your city's streets | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it

It's easy to point out that there's something wrong with a system, such as the design of an urban street or neighborhood, but it's another thing entirely to come up with a design that would be better.

But when it comes to re-imagining the streets in your neighborhood, that process just got quite a bit easier, thanks to a new web app. With Streetmix, users design their perfect street, with the right balance of bike lanes, sidewalks, public transport and vehicle traffic lanes, just by dragging and dropping design segments and adjusting their parameters.

Some users are designing alternatives to real streets in their cities; the app uses real-world design constraints, which can help the layperson understand some of what urban planners need to incorporate in their designs and enable better communication between the planners and the population in design and use issues.

 


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To help understand what urban planners need to do.

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miguel sa's curator insight, September 4, 2013 1:15 PM

Now this sounds like fun! 

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New TOOLKIT: Problem-Based Learning: A Case Study of Sustainability Education

New TOOLKIT: Problem-Based Learning: A Case Study of Sustainability Education | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it

A new toolkit, titled Problem-Based Learning: A Case Study of Sustainability Education, was published in October 2013, as part of a three-year project involving Keele University, the University of ...


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Could using these materials save teacher time or not?

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Mary Starry's curator insight, October 30, 2013 2:18 PM

Many pharmacy colleges are using problem-based learning as a core teaching tool throughout their curriculum. Others have individual faculty working with the concepts in just their own courses. Hopefully this toolkit will provide new ideas and insights for those who are not ready to fully endorse problem-based learning, but would like to try out some aspects of it in their large class formats.

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Geography Question Generator - Zombie-Based Learning

I'm tired of people thinking of geography as memorizing locations and capitals. Geography is so much more. There are unlimited amazing questions that geographers take on to help us better understand how the earth affects ...
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Living Geography: Disease Game

Living Geography: Disease Game | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it
Labels: Food and Health, Games, Games Based Learning, Geography all the Way, Geography Games, Geography of Disease, IB Food and Health, Richard Allaway .... 25: SAGT Conference, North Inch Community Campus ...
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Projects | Casper Harteveld

Projects | Casper Harteveld | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it
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"investigates how space informs learning in the game and how the instructional design of the game shaped the space" which further connects GEO and games

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Ecosystems Mobile Outdoor Blended Immersive Learning ...

Ecosystems Mobile Outdoor Blended Immersive Learning ... | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it
EcoMOBILE: Ecosystems Mobile Outdoor Blended Immersive Learning Environment. EcoMOBILE is a research project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, supported by the National Science Foundation and ...
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Exploring how ecosystems instruction can be more engaging and effective by combining immersive virtual environments and real ecosystems infused with virtual resources. Augmented reality.

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From the Field to the Geography Classroom | SingTeach | Education ...

From the Field to the Geography Classroom | SingTeach | Education ... | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it
From the Field to the Geography Classroom. In Geography, what students learn in the field is just as important as what they learn from the textbook. This is why fieldwork, which can help students connect geographical concepts to real-life ...
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Opslag: Graduate 2014 - Exploration - Geology and Geophysics and ...

Opslag: Graduate 2014 - Exploration - Geology and Geophysics and ... | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it
The programme accelerates the learning and development of new employees and supports our international ambitions. Job description Various geological/geophysical/petrophysical tasks in relevant organisational units ...
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In the Danish language (and therefore hard to judge for me) but interesting development.

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Game-Based Learning

Game-Based Learning | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it
Game-Based Learning uses competitive exercises, either pitting the students against each other or getting them to challenge themselves in order to motivate them to learn better.
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I was searching for information on how to implement (the production of) serious games in higher education but this sourse is inspiring as well.

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Fieldwork For Geography and Environmental Science

This site hosts a variety of videos that take students through how to carry out a number of fieldwork techniques.
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Simple but effective it seems, video's from fieldwork techniques

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Spatial Environmental Education: Teaching and Learning about the Environment with a Spatial Framework

Spatial Environmental Education: Teaching and Learning about the Environment with a Spatial Framework | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it
Given the environmental concerns faced by the modern world, it is imperative that students, our future decision-makers, study and understand these issues to ensure we emerge at the end of the 21st century in a sustainable way.
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Online Learning Courses: Environmental Science ...

Online Learning Courses: Environmental Science ... | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it
Image by Emydidae Article by Rihan Gregor Online Learning Courses: Environmental Science - Careers Search by Author, Title or.
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Core Skills in the Geosciences: A Follow-up - Magma Cum Laude - AGU Blogosphere

Core Skills in the Geosciences: A Follow-up - Magma Cum Laude - AGU Blogosphere | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it
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"Being able to visualize data and create visualizations – whether in an image-processing or vector graphics program, or maps made with GIS software – is likewise crucial because visualizations are just as important in the geosciences as writing". 

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A Pedagogy for Sustainability Education « Journal of Sustainability ...

A Pedagogy for Sustainability Education « Journal of Sustainability ... | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it
Sustainability Education is intended to provide learning, training, and practical experience, in both formal and non-formal settings, that fosters personal development, community involvement, and action for change in our ...
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"Sustainability Education explores the very process of education itself, seeking to transform the process through which we learn, live, interact with others, and create meaning in our lives". Yes, worthwhile. 

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Ellie Ruby-Rose Rasmussen's curator insight, May 24, 4:59 PM

As I read through this article, it affirmed for me some key points in my pedagogy of teaching and learning.

 

It is my philosophy that learning should at all times be made relevant to the real world around the students, look to the future and effect change for the better of humanity with the key being that humanity is connected to nature and nature is source of our identity as living beings.

 

This article raises two essential compononents of Sustainability Education; Education FOR sustainability and Education AS sustainability.  I believe that it is imperative both components are integrated into learning where education for sustainability and education as sustainability work to challenge the dominant ecological, economic and social paradigms as well as educate citizens with the values, opportunities and choices one has to become a responsible and active agent to contribute positively to the future of our society and ecological systems (Sterling, 2001).

 

 

As a teacher putting the mentioned pedagogy into practice; student learning has the potential to make links to the Austrlian Curriculum digital technologies as follows:

 

- Year 4: Evaluate design ideas, processes and solutions based on criteria for success developed with guidance and including care for the environment (ACTDEP017)

-  Year 5:  Investigate how people in design and technologies occupations address competing considerations, including sustainability in the design of products, services and environments for current and future use (ACTDEK019)

- Year 5: Critique needs or opportunities for designing, and investigate materials, components, tools, equipment and processes to achieve intended designed solutions (ACTDEP024)

 

 

Access the original site from: http://www.jsedimensions.org/wordpress/content/a-pedagogy-for-sustainability-education_2013_06/

Karen Willis's comment, May 25, 3:09 PM
I agree Ellie, students are engaged and comprehend concepts more when they can relate to them. I believe it is vital to provide our students with knowledge and skills to contribute positively to the future of our society and to care for your environment. Encouraging them to be responsible as the future is in their hands. Lovely scoop and great for the classroom.
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Award-winning geography app GeoFlight South America released ...

Award-winning geography app GeoFlight South America released ... | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it
GeoFlight South America is part of a series of geography apps. The GeoFlight apps were created to create a fun element in learning. GeoFlight apps receive a great reaction from users, thanks to their fast and fun approach to ...
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Must be more fun than the boring book my children use now 

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Pedagogies to Achieve Sustainability Learning ... - MDPI.com

The civil and environmental engineering disciplines have identified the levels of knowledge about sustainability that are desirable for students to achieve as they graduate with a bachelor's degree, as well as ...
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Living Geography: Geography teacher 2.0

Living Geography: Geography teacher 2.0 | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it
Student co-creation. Web 2.0 and other educational technology. Outdoor learning. Creative learning resources. GIS for enquiry learning. Teacher education. For more, visit my ABOUT ME page where you'll find an e-mail link.
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48 iPad Apps voor geografie

48 iPad Apps voor geografie | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it
After a year or two of tinkering and experimenting with apps for teaching / learning Geography, I have (finally) compiled this list of what I deem to be the most useful iPad apps for teaching Geogr...

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Unsure whether all of these are useful for HE but help in idea building.

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Streetmix: A new app lets you reimagine and redesign your city's streets

Streetmix: A new app lets you reimagine and redesign your city's streets | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it

It's easy to point out that there's something wrong with a system, such as the design of an urban street or neighborhood, but it's another thing entirely to come up with a design that would be better.

But when it comes to re-imagining the streets in your neighborhood, that process just got quite a bit easier, thanks to a new web app. With Streetmix, users design their perfect street, with the right balance of bike lanes, sidewalks, public transport and vehicle traffic lanes, just by dragging and dropping design segments and adjusting their parameters.

Some users are designing alternatives to real streets in their cities; the app uses real-world design constraints, which can help the layperson understand some of what urban planners need to incorporate in their designs and enable better communication between the planners and the population in design and use issues.

 


Via Lauren Moss, Angus Henderson
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To help understand what urban planners need to do.

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miguel sa's curator insight, September 4, 2013 1:15 PM

Now this sounds like fun! 

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Exprodat Partners With TeachMeGIS for Houston Petroleum GIS ...

Exprodat Partners With TeachMeGIS for Houston Petroleum GIS ... | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it
We're delighted to be teaming up to provide a complementary suite of courses that will enhance the learning experience for local oil and gas geoscientists.” The course titles and dates are detailed below: The course titles and ...
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Online courses in Teach-me-GIS for workplace learning.

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T3G Lightning Talks

T3G Lightning Talks | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it

Earlier this summer the T3G participants had an informal lightning talk session with many people sharing their favorite educational, geospatial or professional development tools.  I was amazed as some of the incredible projects these fantastic educator are involved with and I didn’t have time to properly credit all the speakers, but this was the best I could do to capture some incredible projects.  Below are some of the links:


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 3, 2013 8:12 PM

good refereces and resources.

techsavvygirl's curator insight, August 4, 2013 6:00 AM

inspiration for those who enjoy geospatial learning tools

Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, August 8, 2013 4:15 AM

Recursos y referencias para la educación geoespacial

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HEA STEM (GEES): Technology Enhanced Learning in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences | eSTEeM | Open University

HEA STEM (GEES): Technology Enhanced Learning in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences | eSTEeM | Open University | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it
Presentations from the recent CHES, GEES and OU conference on technology enhanced learning: http://t.co/wDQWHyf88q

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Great, couldn't make it there and good to have an opportunity to see the slides. 

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Peter Waterhouse's curator insight, July 17, 2013 4:39 AM

Example of an OU course using TEL

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Teaching and Learning with Minecraft: Liam O’Donnell | DMLcentral

Teaching and Learning with Minecraft: Liam O’Donnell | DMLcentral | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it

Just as blocks have no inherent curricular power other than experience in making big things by stacking smaller things in the right order, the ability of computer-controlled pixels to convey important knowledge depends entirely on what (and how) they are used. That’s where teachers come in…and why some are beginning to use an inexpensive online game to teach everything from philosophy to biology: Minecraft.

 


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Peter Fruhmann's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:42 AM

An appealing concept: a game that could help teachers and pupils / students with not only conveying knowledge but also with the development of social skills and collaborative storytelling. Interesting article, there is also the mentioning of the developmet of a wiki for educational purposes.

Tracy Bodzioch Feighery's curator insight, July 11, 2013 7:17 PM

I am interested in learning more about integrating gaming into curriculum to teach 21st Century Skills.

Maryanne Burgos's curator insight, July 18, 2013 4:27 AM

Worth trying out.

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Education Innovation – Zombie-Based Learning

Education Innovation – Zombie-Based Learning | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it
David designed the Zombie-Based Learning Geography curriculum because there were no project-based curriculum's available at the time that he could use to teach Geography to his middle school students.

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What is it with zombies nowadays?.... Since my son is addicted to plants and zombies I see them everywhere...argh!!! But actually this is quite nice, esp how they managed to get the funding by crowdfunding. 

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Choices Program--Scholars Online

Choices Program--Scholars Online | elearning in Geoscience | Scoop.it

Scholars Online Videos feature top scholars answering a specific question in his or her field of expertise. These brief and informative videos are designed to supplement the Choices Program curricula.


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Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, May 14, 2013 2:57 PM

about The Middle East and frontiers: a short video to better understand this country's history. 

Al Picozzi's curator insight, July 23, 2013 10:36 AM

If you take a look back at history, the only people to ever sucessfully conquer Afghanistan were the Mongols.  The rugged, mountainous terrain made this plac hard to live in and hard to control.  The Mongols were a very mobile people and were able to control the area by aslo being very tolerant of the natives.  Eventually it bacame hard to notice the difference between a Mongol and a native Afghan, they assimilated the Mongols. 

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, February 28, 8:19 PM

These videos explain how the northern and southern borders of Afghanistan were created so no part of the great empires of Russia and the United Kingdom would touch. The two superpowers artificially dictated the borders which has caused conflicts. British India historically had used money and influence to support and indirectly rule Afghanistan to provide a buffer zone between its valuable colony of India and Russia while keeping their Indian subjects docile and secure.

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Blended Learning in an Introductory Physical Geography Course ...

Reblogged from The Digital Professor: The following was presented at the 2012 annual conference of the National Council for Geographic Education. Today I'd like to discuss the development of a blended or hybrid ...
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"The results of this analysis imply that students can achieve equally well in a hybrid or online version of the course"  

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